Babson Magazine

Winter 2017


Doing Business and Doing Good

Wanting to align their personal beliefs with their professional lives, these alumni sought jobs at for-profit companies committed to environmental and social good.

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Home at the Rink

For these alumni, hockey is less about winning and losing and more about the lessons you learn on the ice and the lifelong friends you make.

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Learning What Matters

Dessislava Pachamanova grew up in Bulgaria in a time of upheaval. Much of her childhood was spent in the capital of Sofia, an old city full of both beautiful architecture and ugly Soviet-style apartment buildings. In the late 1980s, as the …

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The Cyberwarriors

Last fall, when people on the East Coast reached their desks the morning of Friday, October 21, many had trouble loading popular websites such as Twitter, Spotify, The New York Times, and CNN. The sites were extremely sluggish or didn’t load at …

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Small Talk with Leeann Simons

When Leeann Simons was in her 20s, she lived above a health food store. She remembers looking at the supplements, reading various health claims, and asking the owner where she learned this information. “She said, ‘I went to a weekend workshop on …

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Offering Warmth and Comfort

Shortly before starting his first year at Babson, Maxwell Perry ’19 sat at dinner with his mom, Shelley, brainstorming new business ideas. He was prepping for “Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship” (FME), knowing he would be required …

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Three Days of Tough, Honest Talk

For three days every January, Babson Posse Scholars and their invited guests travel to the woods of New Hampshire. There, in a quiet setting far removed from the bustle of campus, they launch into conversations that are honest, personal, and far …

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No Script, No Problem

On Wednesday nights in Gerber Hall, room 215, a band of Babson students gathers for rehearsal. The students, members of the improv comedy troupe Students Against Gravity, are a rambunctious group. Sometimes they grow a bit loud. Many times they …

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Embracing and Expanding Our Global Community

Forbes recently ranked Babson No. 1 on its inaugural list of the “50 Best U.S. Colleges for International Students 2016.” This incredible achievement and honor affirms what Babson has always known: Our global community is among our …

News, Notes + Nods

Wondering what your classmates have been up to? Come catch up!

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A Global Collaboration in Entrepreneurship Education

To stay number one in entrepreneurship education takes innovation, says Heidi Neck, Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship. To that end, in January 2016 the College launched the Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education, a …

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A New Quad Emerges in the Heart of Campus

Since 2014, the Babson community has watched the building and renovation of the Park Manors in the heart of the Wellesley campus. Behind fenced-in areas, we’ve seen trucks haul, diggers excavate, and towering piles of dirt and debris appear and …

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Field Hockey Makes the Final Four

This fall, field hockey made program history by not only advancing to the semifinals in the NCAA Tournament, but also becoming the first Babson women’s program to advance to an NCAA Final Four. Babson’s five seniors finished their careers with …